Fool file



jargon
A term found on Usenet for a notional repository of all the most dramatically and abysmally stupid utterances ever. An entire subgenre of sig blocks consists of the header “From the fool file:” followed by some quote the poster wishes to represent as an immortal gem of dimwittery; for this usage to be really effective, the quote has to be so obviously wrong as to be laughable. More than one Usenetter has achieved an unwanted notoriety by being quoted in this way.
(2001-01-05)

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Foolfish

    [fool-fish] /ˈfulˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural foolfishes (especially collectively) foolfish. 1. (def 1).

  • Foolhardiness

    [fool-hahr-dee] /ˈfulˌhɑr di/ adjective, foolhardier, foolhardiest. 1. recklessly or thoughtlessly bold; foolishly rash or venturesome. /ˈfuːlˌhɑːdɪ/ adjective -hardier, -hardiest 1. heedlessly rash or adventurous adj. early 13c., from fool (n.) + Middle English hardi “bold;” hence “foolishly brave” (see hardy). Cf. Old French fol hardi.



  • Foolhardy

    [fool-hahr-dee] /ˈfulˌhɑr di/ adjective, foolhardier, foolhardiest. 1. recklessly or thoughtlessly bold; foolishly rash or venturesome. /ˈfuːlˌhɑːdɪ/ adjective -hardier, -hardiest 1. heedlessly rash or adventurous adj. early 13c., from fool (n.) + Middle English hardi “bold;” hence “foolishly brave” (see hardy). Cf. Old French fol hardi.

  • Fool-hen

    noun 1. any of various grouse, as the spruce grouse, that can be killed easily because of their relative tameness.



Disclaimer: Fool file definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.